Jul 5, 2011 5:30pm PDT
is kind of late to the game. he delegated this to joe biden. eric cantor, jon kyl left those talks when it became apparent that they weren't making progress. so finally the president took personal ownership and responsibility. i'm glad he did because only he and john boehner and mitch mcconnell are going to be able to leach a deal. there's not much time left to do that. i hope they go big. i hope we take advantage of this opportunity rather than have to deal with a piecemeal approach. >> woodruff: if democrats are prepared to give ground on entitlements on medicare and medicaid why can't republicans give some ground on the question of taxes especially, you know, we're talking about corporate taxes, doing away with tax breaks for people who own private jets? >> we're happy to talk to the president about tax reform, which is a commission, the simpson-bowles commission last december recommended. a lot of that is a good place to have a good extended discussion and to make our tax code flatter, fairer and simpler and also to make our companies more competitive when it comes to job creation h
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am PDT
it so far. jon huntsman says he doesn't sign any pledges. >>> the family of betty ford is making funeral arrangement for the former first lady. ford died yesterday at age 93. she is regarded a as an independent first lady known for her frankness. she spoke about -- out for abortion rights. the medical community also give hers credit for reducing the social stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction by admit to go her own battles with substance abuse. >> just the thought of being first lady can be very challenging, and it was. it was a demanding job, but it comes with no job description. >> ford entered rehab in 1978, for addiction to painkillers. she openly discussed her problem in public and opened the betty ford center in rancho mirage four years later. >>> president obama issued a statement praising mrs. ford and says -- service will be held next week. she will be buried in michigan next to her husband, former president gerald ford. >>> tomorrow congressional leaders will meet with president obama to continue negotiations to raise the nation's debt ceiling. and in this weekend's on
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
. in 30 minutes, rupert murdoch and his jon james and rebekah brooks will face questioning from another parliamentary committee. cnn will have this coverage all morning. >> rupert murdoch on the hot seat as he answers questions about what he knew about this growing phone hacking scandal.